Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:
The UK Government extends its sincere condolences to the people of the Republic of Zambia on the death of former President Kenneth Kaunda.
Dr Kaunda was the defining figure in Zambia’s independence movement and laid the successful foundations of your nation, through his leadership, vision, and famous mantra ‘One Zambia One Nation’.
He was greatly admired too as a staunch activist against apartheid and a campaigner to address HIV/AIDS.
Our thoughts are with his family and the people of Zambia at this time of mourning.